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Ripple powered Japanese app that links 60+ banks launches its website

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MoneyTap is one of the main platforms in Japan that help in money transfer. The platform connects 60 banks in the country using Ripple’s technology. As one can expect, the transaction settler aims to connect more banks around the world, and by doing this, it has decided to launch its official website moneytap.jp.

Although there hasn’t been lots of information on this, the point is that this development is good news for Ripple and its community – a giant step forward.

As stated earlier, MoneyTap comprises 60 banks in Japan, consisting of 80% of banks in Japan. The platform has indicated that it will feature its application on iOS and Android devices too, before the end of this year.

MoneyTap has solely been using Ripple solution for quite some time now, and this is due to the fact that Ripple offers a faster and cheaper means to transfer payments in the world. Today, Ripple is seen as a big competitor to SWIFT. Founded back in 1973, SWIFT is the old player and has more than 200+ countries registered on its network, but Ripple on its part offers a better solution.

Now with the help of Ripple solutions, Money Tap is devoted to change the way remittance payments get done in Japan having succeeded in getting more than sixty banks on board to join its payment platform, which would be mentioned by Ripple’s Director of Joint Venture Partnerships, Emi Yoshikawa.

It is worth recalling that the SBI CEO stated earlier at the time when MoneyTap was to be announced that:

We are also considering using XRP for bridge currency in Money Tap.”

Moreover, Ripple’s solutions have been adopted by different FinTech companies around the world today. In fact, the blockchain firm is leading when it comes to mass adoption.

But its community is worried of the aspect that XRP hasn’t actualized its utility throughout the world’s Financial Sector. Given this, MoneyTap will be the very first mobile application of such genre to be utilized by different Financial Institution in the world.

It’s seen that despite SBI having launched its own crypto exchange, called VCTRADE and exploring other digital assets in the market today, it still supports Ripple and its products.

Meanwhile, Ripple has also commented on the issues that Japan’s Financial Sector faces. The company believes,

Flexibility with domestic payments is limited in Japan: transactions must occur on weekdays and between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm or risk delays. While there are discussions to change the window on the current banking rail system to make it accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the cost of implementing it would be high. Blockchain powered domestic payments will speed transactions and lower costs.”

Also, Yoshikawa (Joint Venture Partnerships Director of Ripple) has stated that,

“the release of the MoneyTap mobile app shows Ripple’s continued commitment to providing its partners across Asia and the world with blockchain-powered solutions that dramatically improve the customer payments journey.”

Ripple mass adoption has increased, and without a doubt, its recent feat with MoneyTap came at the right time when Ripple and R3 consortium settled the dispute between them.

As things stand, Ripple is committed to making global remittance payment very efficient, and soon it might become the primary technology for cross-border payments.

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Is Ethereum Still Searching For Its Bottom?

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The crypto space has mostly been seeing drops in value during the last 30 days, and it was clear that the bear market of 2018 still has enough energy to cause further damage in this year as well. Most coins occasionally felt a slight growth, although it was not big enough to spark a real rally and shake off the bears.

When it comes to Ethereum, the coin has been dropping continuously since January 10th. ETH experienced high volatility ever since it broke down a $180 support on November 14th, 2018. A small rally starting on December 15th started taking ETH back up, although the highest it managed to reach since then was $159.58 on January 6th, 2019. Since then, the coin’s price entered another free fall, although it never dropped below $100 since then.

The coin seemingly found some stability in the final days of January, when it was trading at around $119, although another drop followed in the first days of February, and Ethereum nearly dropped to $100 on February 6th.

Chart courtesy of TradingView

However, February 8th brought a new surge which affected the entire crypto market, bringing the coin’s price back to $144.15, which is its price according to TradingView at the time of writing. The new surge exceeded 11% in the…

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Last Week’s Top 3 Most Significant Crypto Events

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The crypto space never sleeps, and there is always something going on. Every day, there is some interesting event worth mentioning, some of which may even have significant consequences on the entire crypto space. With that in mind, here are the top three crypto events related to the crypto space that occurred in the previous week, and which may have impacted the world of digital currencies in one way or another.

1) A crypto Whale moves a large portion of XRP

Many have probably already heard the term “Crypto Whale,” as it is quite common to find discussions mentioning them and their activities. The term is a name used for coin holders which tend to buy, sell, or move massive amounts of digital currencies. These are usually professional investors with large funding who can impact the crypto market in any way they please, and make the prices rise or fall depending on their calculated business decisions.

They are called Whales because of the large amounts they move, which usually have a pretty big impact on the market. And, since they are so influential, there are many in the crypto space that have made it their mission to follow the activities of known Whales, and base their business decisions regarding the Whales’ movement.

One example is the Twitter account known as Whale Alert, which has around 50,000 followers. This…

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TRON Ecosystem New Addition — CryptoDungeons

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According to the recent Medium post published by TRON Arcade, a blockchain-based RPG called CryptoDungeons is to become the latest hit on the TRON blockchain.

The announcement was published on February 8th, and it states that the CryptoDungeons TRON game is still in development. However, the team is preparing to announce a presale soon, meaning that the official launch is not far away.

About CryptoDungeons

CryptoDungeons was originally developed to be a part of Ethereum’s network. However, the team has decided to bring it to TRON instead. Soon enough, the fans of the game will be able to experience its story, universe, and characters on TRON blockchain.

The game is centered around Heroes who can be bought and used for exploring dungeons, crafting various items, gathering food, and alike. The game also offers five races for players to choose from — Humans, Elves Dwarves, Orcs, and Angels. Additionally, there will also be four classes, including Warriors, Mages, Rogues, and Priests. Each class will have its own unique abilities, with the Warrior class being presented as an example. The abilities that this class features include Strike, Heavy Strike, Shield Wall, Shield Slam,…

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